Two years ago, I got my fifth tattoo, a large red and black crown on the back of my neck. I went home to visit my parents and was stunned by the lack of commentary. Eventually, I just had to ask.
“Mom, did you see my new tattoo?”
“Yes. It’s … big.” Clearly, she’d made an uneasy peace with the idea that her daughter loves ink. Keep reading »
Cast of Vices’ ‘Corner Store’ Leather Shopper takes the plastic “thank you” bag way uptown. This bag is, if you will, the high class hooker version of a plastic bag. And as you might imagine, Cast of Vices bags are, of course, more expensive then your typical corner store bag–they run between $178-$218 each. I’ll take a cloth tote, instead, thanks. [$178-$218, Cast of Vices] Keep reading »
Wedge sandals are a huge trend right now, and many pairs include obvious nods to 1970s footwear: chunky platforms, wood heels, brown leather, gold accents, crochet details, etc. One of my favorite summer looks is chunky vintage-style sandals with a breezy sundress; it’s such a simple and flattering combination. Click through for some super cute, super ’70s-inspired sandals that fit the bill — all for less than a hundred bucks…
Lily Allen and her sister Sarah Owen have collaborated on Lucy in Disguise, a modern take on retro style clothing. As owners of a vintage store of the same name, the sisters definitely know about fashions from decades past. But their Haight & Ashbury Dress confuses us because we don’t know anyone who wants to spend $240 to dress like an ethereal wench. We suspect that folks who enjoy Renaissance faires shell out that much money and more for their costumes, but at least those are appropriate for the period. The Haight & Ashbury Dress isn’t even appropriate for the rest of the collection, which also features leopard-print and bandana fabrics. Keep reading »
Hailee Steinfeld is 14 years old. She starred in “True Grit” and she’s also now the face of Miu Miu’s newest series of ads. That’s great, I suppose, but SERIOUSLY WHY WHY WHY can’t we get some grown ass women starring in fashion ads? Style blog Fashionista lauds the campaign for its minimal use of makeup and Photoshopping. Well, you know, when you’re dealing with practically prepubescent skin, you’re not going to have that many problems, now are you? What’s next? Second grade Prada models? Toddler Thierry Mugler campaigns (somewhere in a marketing meeting someone is pitching this right now)? Miu Miu and the rest, start showing your clothes on real women — don’t condescend to us with teens, please. Keep reading »
Your best books deserve a peaceful place to perch. Nest your classics between these resting finch bookends with a lovely antiqued bronze finish. Sit back, relax, and fly away to your favorite fictional worlds.